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Central Florida Matters #28
06/09/11

On Being Gay in Central Florida

On Being Gay in Central Florida

Dr. Michelle Stephan, a gay woman, discusses the satisfactions and challenges of life as a gay person in Seminole County. With her partner, Dr. Stephan has found a neighborhood of friends as they raised a son in Oviedo. Yet, she is also aware of the inequality and hostility that she faced being gay professionally and personally in Central Florida. Feature length – 24:33


Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner, photo “Balões” courtesy Felipe (Aladim) Hadler.

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Plakon: Capitol Wrap-up

Plakon: Capitol Wrap-upThe 2011 session of the Florida Legislature adjourned at 3am on May 7, 2011 after 1443 hours of floor debate. Representative Scott Plakon (R- District 37) represents Seminole County and gives his perspective on the actions taken by the legislature. He speaks about the budget cuts, new laws he supported and his proposals of two amendments to the Florida Constitution on funding faith-based organizations and health care mandates feature length – 16:33


Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner

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Altman: Capitol Wrap-up

Altman: Capitol Wrap-upState Senator Thad Altman (R-District #24) evaluates the 2011 session of the Florida Legislature. He discusses the budget cuts, job creation, his opposition to actions by Gov. Rick Scott and the upcoming redistricting of Legislative and Congressional seats. Altman also discusses his efforts on behalf of military families to make Florida the “most military friendly state in the nation”
Feature length 20:11


Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner

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Commentary: Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Commentary: Ovarian Cancer Alliance Bonnie Donihi, executive director, Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida, commenting on the passage in 2011 of the Kelly Smith Gynecologic and Ovarian Cancer Education and Awareness Act. length — 04:32


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